Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)

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This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Tom Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Lani O'Grady ...
 Mary Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Susan Bradford Stockwell (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Laurie Walters ...
 Joannie Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Connie Needham ...
 Elizabeth Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Nicholas Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Grant Goodeve ...
 David Bradford (111 episodes, 1977-1981)
Dianne Kay ...
 Nancy Bradford (111 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Tommy Bradford (111 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Sandra Sue 'Abby' Abbott Bradford (102 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Merle 'The Pearl' Stockwell (44 episodes, 1979-1981)
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The sometimes-comic, sometimes-dramatic exploits of the Bradford family--father Tom (a columnist for a Sacramento newspaper), mother Joan and their eight children: Mary, David, Joanie, Nancy, Elizabeth, Susan, Tommy and Nicholas. After Joan's death, Tom met teacher Abby, and they were married to make the family feel complete again. The kids all had friends and relationships as well, turning the Bradford Bunch into a free-for-all of loved ones and family members. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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15 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Based on the 1975 autobiographical account of newspaper editor and columnist Thomas Braden, who also served as co-host, with Pat Buchanan, of CNN's "Crossfire". See more »

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Referenced in Friends: The Last One: Part 1 (2004) See more »

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A Dramatic Brady Bunch
29 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This show pretty much picks up where the "Brady Bunch" left off, but on a more serious tone. This show was definitely one of the first "dramadies", but it still managed to have its lighter moments. Most of them were provided by Willie Aames as the entrepreneur Tommy and Adam Rich as the cute Nicholas. These two young actors helped make this show one of the most loved of the 1970's. I do think that the major flaw in shows of this type though is the conflict of whether or not it was to be a serious drama or whether it was to be a cute domestic comedy along the lines of the aforementioned "Brady Bunch" and another show of that era "The Partridge Family".


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